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1 of Richmond's 2 COVID-19 care home outbreaks is now over

27 residents and 14 staff tested positive for COVID-19 at Fraserview Intermediate Care Lodge
The COVID-19 outbreak at Fraserview Intermediate Care Lodge is now over. Richmond News file photo

A  COVID-19 outbreak in a Richmond long-term care home, which infected 41 people, has ended.

Outbreak restrictions were lifted at Fraserview Intermediate Care Lodge on Jan. 21, according to Vancouver Coastal Health’s (VCH) facility outbreak bulletin.  

An outbreak is declared over when two incubation periods – 28 days – have passed without any new cases of the virus.

The outbreak, which was declared on Dec. 12 and affected the third floor of the facility at 9580 Williams Rd., lasted for six weeks.

The latest weekly report from the Ministry of Health – which is current as of 10 a.m. on Jan. 20 – revealed that seven residents at Fraserview died from the virus.

Of the facility’s total 41 cases, 27 residents and 14 staff tested positive.

Fraserview was one of two outbreaks to be declared at long-term care homes in Richmond in December.

The outbreak at Minoru Residence, which has infected 74 people – 64 residents and 10 staff – is still ongoing. Eleven residents at that facility have died.